Vital Signs: July 2000
Brian Bowie, Ron Bowlan
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With the University since 1988, Mr. Bowie was most recently responsible for the Employee Relations and Human Resources Development functions. In his new role, he will serve as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Jefferson campus and will be responsible for the rest of the Human Resources functions, with Brian Costello and Linda Mitchell reporting to him.
Mr. Bowlan has been with the University since 1997 and recently assumed additional responsibilities for the University's Custodial Services function. In addition, he has been instrumental in the planning for the Cancer Center capital project and the efficient management of our campus-wide utilities budget.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Named First Grandon Health Policy Professor, Jefferson Medical College
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Associate Dean and Director of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, and Professor of Medicine, has been named the first Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor in Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College (JMC).
Dr. Grandon, a 1945 graduate of JMC, and his wife welcomed the opportunity to give something back to the profession and to Jefferson. They established this professorship by creating a charitable lead trust and making certain changes in their financial plans.
Thanks to their generosity, Jefferson now joins a handful of medical schools in the United States, including Harvard, the University of Missouri, Wright State University and the University of Massachusetts that have endowed professorships in health policy.
Dr. and Mrs. Grandon have long shared a strong belief in the importance of health policy education. An internist in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Grandon became active in the Pennsylvania Medical Society while still a resident and has served as its president. Numerous voluntary and community organizations, as well as boards at the state and national levels, have benefited from his expertise. Mrs. Grandon served as the first Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance representative to the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board, and continues to be involved in the Alliance and in several health and community activities.
Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement. He serves on a steering committee of the JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) as well as on the board of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) and on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Partnerships in Quality Education. Previously, he chaired both the Center for Clinical Quality Evaluation and the Clinical Evaluative Sciences Council of the University HealthSystem Consortium in Chicago.
Dr. Nash serves on the editorial boards of six journals. His publications include more than 60 articles that have appeared in major journals, and he has edited a dozen books. A trustee of Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, he also is a board member of, or consultant to, the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (which he has chaired for the last three years), the Federal Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, and numerous pharmaceutical corporations.
Three Jefferson Noninvasive
Outpatient Laboratories Granted Vascular Accreditation
The laboratories were initiated and transitioned to Jefferson two years ago under the direction of Bernard A. Segal, MD, Director of the Division of Cardiology. Their accreditation exemplifies our expertise in noninvasive testing techniques for early detection and prevention of vascular diseases, including cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and disorders of the blood vessels, such as stroke.